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Gov. Holcomb declares 'stay home order' amid the COVID-19 outbreak

The order goes into effect Wednesday and will last until April 7.

Posted: Mar 23, 2020 12:16 PM
Updated: Mar 23, 2020 11:23 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) — Governor Eric Holcomb has declared a statewide order for Hoosiers to remain home amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The order goes into effect Wednesday and will last until April 7.

Hoosiers are asked to stay home, except for permitted activities like "taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety."

Beginning Tuesday, all state government offices will be closed to in-person public activity until at least April 7, including the Government Center complex in Indianapolis and other offices throughout the state, including Bureau of Motor Vehicle branches. State employees will work remotely whenever possible and continue to provide core functions online and by phone. All public safety functions will continue.

Gov. Holcomb also ordered an automatic extension of all state-issued licenses and will advise law enforcement to refrain from issuing citations for a driver’s license or registration that expires during this emergency.

“The next two weeks are critical if we are to slow the spread of COVID-19, and we must slow the spread," said Gov. Holcomb. "You must be part of the solution, not the problem."

Gov. Holcomb issued four executive orders Monday:

-Stay at Home. Provides for essential and non-essential business and operations, infrastructure, government services, travel, and activities outside of one’s home. 

-Continuity of State Operations. Provides for the continuing operation of state government from 5 p.m. today through 8 a.m. April 7 with restricted access to government buildings and services.

-Enforcement Directive Regarding Prohibition of In-Person Dining. Directs that state and local boards of health and the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission (ATC) take all available administrative and enforcement actions against establishments that continue to offer in-house dining services, in violation of the governor’s executive order of March 16. Health departments will deliver letters ordering restaurants that continue to provide in-person dining to cease such operations. If they do not comply, fines will be levied. For restaurants with alcohol permits that continue to offer in-person dining, the ATC will issue an order in writing for the establishment to cease such operations. If the activity continues, the ATC will suspend the entity’s liquor license and will consider the non-compliance at the time of permit renewal.

-Provisions for carryout consumption of alcohol. Relaxes the sale of carryout alcoholic beverages for dining establishments. This includes establishments that allow for on-premises consumption only and those that are permitted carryout permits dependent on a percentage of on-premises sales.

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